SabanMoon Sailor Moon Artwork

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noildoof

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aDam said:
I bid moderately on the cels with space background. I figure I could use them to take photos of some of the cels I have to make them look nice. We'll see how that goes.
Just be aware that if they're stuck on the cel, they could have some spots of paint missing when you try to remove them. If the cel is stuck on really good, I wouldn't even try to separate them.

If there are to be more I'll be sure not to go wild with the bidding.
lol thanks. ^_^'
 

Rika-Chicchi

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Fokkusu said:
I also have some cels that were stapled to the background. If that's the case with these cels, do not ever try to separate the layers. The staples could shred the cel.
You may use some fine tools to remove the staples, tho (not an ordinary staple remover, of course lol ), but you still have to do it very carefully & slowly. :)
 
Fokkusu said:
I also have some cels that were stapled to the background. If that's the case with these cels, do not ever try to separate the layers. The staples could shred the cel.
Actually, you really need to separate the layers. The staples can and do rust, and that can damage your cel.

I use my fingernails to unhinge the staple, and then slowly separate the staple from the layers. It takes a while though.

On another note, I would not suggest separating the acetate layers if the paint has stuck together, though. If you really need to do so, like in cases where there is moisture inbetween the layers, take it to S/R Labs instead. It takes them a while and the process isn't cheap, but if it's something special to you that you want to preserve, they're the best option around.
 

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Cutiebunny said:
I use my fingernails to unhinge the staple, and then slowly separate the staple from the layers. It takes a while though.
In case you don't have long-enough fingernails or don't wanna damage your nails, you may use a tiny slotted screwdriver to do that. :)
 

noildoof

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Cutiebunny said:
Actually, you really need to separate the layers. The staples can and do rust, and that can damage your cel.

I use my fingernails to unhinge the staple, and then slowly separate the staple from the layers. It takes a while though.
Huh, I was always told never to mess with stapled stuff. :?
 
Fokkusu said:
Huh, I was always told never to mess with stapled stuff. :?
Not to sound snarky, but if you're going to collect artwork, you might want to consider learning about conservation and buying items to help protect your stuff. No point in spending $$$ if you're just going to stick your cels in any plastic bag you can find and hope for the best.

BTW, there's more $19.99 SabanMoon specials on E-bay. As I mentioned earlier, if you're planning on bidding, these are not authentic SabanMoon backgrounds. One of them has some sequence numbering that starts with "#136". This refers to an episode number. So, yeah...these are just backgrounds that the studio might have had lying around, or something that was paired with it later from something else.
 

noildoof

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Cutiebunny said:
Fokkusu said:
Huh, I was always told never to mess with stapled stuff. :?
Not to sound snarky, but if you're going to collect artwork, you might want to consider learning about conservation and buying items to help protect your stuff. No point in spending $$$ if you're just going to stick your cels in any plastic bag you can find and hope for the best.
I have read a lot on cel conservation, thanks. And I do use cel bags and cel books and all acid-free materials all stored upright in a dimly-lit temperature-controlled environment; it's not like I leave them lying around at random.

The few places I saw staples mentioned said not to mess with them if you're afraid of tearing the cel. If I'm wrong on this point, so be it. It doesn't mean I know nothing at all about cel collecting. Also, my cels that have staples were already permanently stuck to the backgrounds they came with when I received them.

You might want to consider learning not be so presumptuous and condescending.
 
aDam said:
It seems obvious that at least those aren't matched to the scenes in question since we have frames from the same sequence with completely different backgrounds!
Should a seller own a full cut of a cels, they will occasionally pair several of the cels with non-matching backgrounds, and then, at the end, sell the cel with the correct matching background. I keep wondering if this particular seller is just selling off the crummiest cels right now, and then, once those are gone, sell the really nice ones.
 

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Cutiebunny said:
I keep wondering if this particular seller is just selling off the crummiest cels right now, and then, once those are gone, sell the really nice ones.
That's what I've thought, too - it makes business sense. :)
 

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Reading the excerpts from the pilot script actually made me appreciate the DiC dub. Like, really. :dead: